64th Annual Arrowhead Biennale


First Place: Eric Lewiston, Red Tree, (2023) acrylic paint and pen on watercolor paper 


Second Place: Anda Tanaka, Summer Print 1, (2022) monotype

stevencarlylemoore someone standing on an extremely large tongue

Third Place: Steven Carlyle Moore, Someone Standing on an
Extremely Large Tongue, (2022) acrylic on canvas

The Duluth Art Institute’s Arrowhead Regional Biennial features artwork produced within the last five years from artists residing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada. Biennials present contemporary art from a designated region during a particular moment. Artists, judges, and curators create and select work that reflects current culture and events, identifies new art trends, and encourages experimentation. In this way, the Duluth Art Institute’s 64th Arrowhead Regional Biennial is aptly timed as the DAI prepares to launch its galleries in a new location and embrace the changes ahead.

The 64th ARB is a showcase of unique techniques, bold abstracts, and introspective work that offers the viewer something to ponder. Judge Aya Kawaguchi selected 27 artists who present a striking selection of paintings, prints, sculptures, and drawings. This collection includes awardees: First Place Eric Lewiston, Second Place Anda Tanaka, and Third Place Steven Carlyle Moore. Congratulations to all the 64th ARB artists:

David K. Austin, Karlyn Berg, Cyrus Carlson, Steven Carlyle Moore, Rachel Coyne, Wynn Davis, Luke Erickson, Peter Giebink, Lindsy Halleckson, Ralph Hanggi, Amanda Hanlon, Monica Ihrke, Richard C. Johnson, Stefanie Kiihn, Zachary Leonard, Eric Lewiston, Eric Lunde, Kim Matthews, Scott Murphy, Polly Norman, Isaiah Okongo, Karen Owsley Nease, Laura Ruprecht, Lissa Scotland, Juliane Shibata, Kathy Snow Stratton, and Anda Tanaka.

A digital catalog of this exhibition is available on the Smartify app and includes artist biographies and a statement from judge Aya Kawaguchi.

Special thank you to the Tweed Museum of Art for hosting the Duluth Art Institute’s 64th Arrowhead Regional Biennial.